Ancient Assyrian Images
Photos of Assyrian reliefs and maps. Browsable directory. Bible History Online
Ashurbanipal Making Libation Over Dead Lions
Ashur-bani-pal, king of Assyria from B.C. 668 to 626, pouring out a libation over dead lions.
Ashurnasirpal and Winged Beings Worshipping Ashur
Bas-relief sculptured with two figures of Ashur-nasir-pal,
king of Assyria from B.C. 885 to 860, attended by
winged mythological beings, and worshipping Ashur, the
national god of Assyria, who appears within a winged
circle above the sacred tree
Assyrian Egyptian Personages Carved Ivory Panel
Small inlaid ivory panel carved with representations of two Egyptian personages seated upon thrones before a cartouche. There was a definite connection between Egypt and Assyria during this time period.
Babylonian Account of the Creation
Fragments of baked clay tablets inscribed with the
Babylonian account of the Creation. Excavated at Nineveh.
Babylonian Account of the Flood Clay Tablet
Fragment of a baked clay tablet inscribed with the
Babylonian account of the Deluge. Excavated at Nineveh.
Battle Between Marduk and Tiamat Clay Tablet
Portion of a tablet inscribed with the legend of the fight
between Marduk and Tiamat.
Bronze Band Showing Shalmaneser and Chariots
Portion of one of the bronze bands from the gates of
Shalmaneser II., king of Assyria from B.c. 860 to 825,
representing the army on the march. On the right of
the upper register is a figure of the king; in the lower
register is a representation of chariots crossing a river by a bridge of boats.
Clay Brick of Shalmaneser II
Brick of Shalmaneser II., king of Assyria from B.C. 860 to
Colossal Lion of Assyria
Colossal lion, inscribed with the name and titles of Ashur-nasir-pal, king of Assyria from B.C. 885 to 860, from the Temple of Ninib at Calah (Nimrud).
Colossal Winged and Human-Headed Lion
Colossal winged and human-headed lion from the palace
of Ashur-nasir-pal, king of Assyria from B.C. 885 to 860,
at Calah (Nimrud).
Colossal Winged Bull and Deity at Sargon's Palace
Colossal winged and human-headed bull and mythological
being, from a doorway in the palace of Sargon, king of
Assyria from B.c. 722 to 705, at Dur-Sharrukm
Eagle Headed Winged Being
Bas-relief sculptured with a winged and eagle-headed mythological being, from the palace of Ashir-nasir-pal, king of Assyria from B.c. 885 to 860.
Foreigners Bringing Gifts (Apes) to King Ashurnasirpal
Bas-relief from a wall of the palace of Ashur-nasir-pal, king of Assyria from B.C. 885 to 860, at Calah (Nimrud), sculptured with figures of foreigners bringing apes as a present to the king.
Ivory Panel Carving of Egyptian Woman in Window
Ivory panel carved to represent a window at which is the face of an Egyptian woman. There was an intimate connection between Egypt and Assyria during this time period. These ivory carvings are probably the work of phoenician artists.
Ivory Panel Carving of Winged Sphinxes
Small ivory panel carved with figures of winged sphinxes in relief. There was an intimate connection between Egypt and Assyria during this time period. These ivory carvings are probably the work of phoenician artists.
Lists of Cuneiform Signs
Assyrian scribes made lists of the ancient Babylonian characters, after which they added simpler Assyrian equivalents.
Part of a Bronze Band from the Gate of Shalmaneser II
Portion of one of the bronze bands from the gates of Shalmaneser II, king of Assyria from B.C. 860 to 825, representing the king seated in his camp; in the lower register may be seen an Assyrian battering-ram in action.
Sacred Tree Ivory Carving
Small block of ivory carved with a representation of a sacred tree.
Sennacherib Seated on his Throne
Sennacherib, king of Assyria from B.C. 705 to 681, seated upon his throne before the city of Lachish in northern Israel, and receiving tribute.
Sphinx Ivory Carving
Portion of an ivory panel or ornament carved with the figure of a sphinx. These ivory carvings are probably the work of phoenician artists.
Statue of Ashurnasirpal
Statue of Ashur-nasir-pal, king of Assyria from B.C. 885 to 860. The statue stands upon its original limestone pedestal. The inscription of 8 lines on the breast records the names, titles, and genealogy. This is the only extant perfect Assyrian royal statue in the round. From the small Temple of Adar.
Stele of Ashurnasirpal
Stele with inscription and figure, sculptured in relief, of Ashur-bani-pal, king of Assyria from B.C. 668 to 626.
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser II
The "Black Obelisk," inscribed with an account of the campaigns of Shalmaneser II., king of Assyria from B.C. 860 to 825. The sculptured scenes illustrate the text, and among the vanquished princes is " Jehu, the son of Omri"
Winged Being Attending Ashurnasirpal
Bas relief sculptured with a figure of Ashur-nasir-pal, king of Assyria from B.C. 885 to 860, carrying a bow and
arrows, and attended by a winged mythological being.
From the North-west palace at Nimrud (Calah).
Winged Being Carrying an Ibex
Bas-relief from the palace of Ashur-nasir-pal, king of Assyria from B.c. 885 to 860, at Calah (Nimrud), sculptured with a figure of a winged mythological being carrying an ibex.